10 Questions with Jahaziel Magana

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and highly sought-after wedding photographers in California, Jahaziel Magana of Jahaziel Photography. Stockton based Jahaziel is the founder and owner of Jahaziel Photography.

Jahaziel Photography

Photographer - Jahaziel Magana

10 Questions with Jahaziel Magana

1. Introduction: What's your story?

I have found a new understanding of what true love is thanks to my clients. Weddings are truly amazing and its such a blessing to be part of one. Life is all about creating memories, and I want to create the best memories possible. Photography is about vision, the vision we hold in life to be precise.

2. How long have you been shooting weddings? How many weddings have you photographed?

I started offering my own wedding coverage services in 2012. Prior to accepting wedding into my photo life. Portraiture, artistic and other family events were the only services I would provide. I learned to accept love and believe in it. Learning to use my own vision to capture the best memories have become quite a useful skill since my clients have always loved my work. I like to keep weddings in the exclusive side and will only cover up to 10 weddings a year.

3. How would you describe your photography style?

There is nothing more beautiful as a natural smile, it is my preference to let the good vibes roll and just let things have their natural beautiful flow. I like to describe my style as a professional candid photo taker. Grandma dancing and someone crying due to happiness cannot be replicated on command.

4. How well in advance should couples book their wedding photographer?

Most my clients hire me between 8 and 11 months in advance.

5. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

I offer three packages:

The Basic package gives you a USB with all the photos from the wedding and engagement session.
The Starter has a canvas album accompanying the Basic Package - You can select your favorite photos for the album or just change 3 photos from the final design.
All out and the most popular has an album, the USB and a 20x30 canvas print.

6. Are you the wedding photographer who will be shooting on the wedding day? Who else is there in your team?

I shoot alone, and you should expect only one photographer, but occasionally I have taken an assistant or someone who wants to tryout wedding photography to take some photos, when that happens you get photos from both photographers.

7. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?

I am able to travel anywhere given enough time and accomodations. I will even go outside the country when presented the opportunity. Within 1-2hours driving distance I do not change any fees.

8. Are albums or prints included in your packages?

yes, two out of my three packages offer albums, and one also has a 20x30 canvas print

9. How long after the wedding will the couple receive the images? How will they be delivered?

I aim at having the photos delivered within the first 2 weeks, but in paper I have up to three months to deliver.

10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?

Cancellation and refund are possible with at least 30 days in advance, there is a 20% retainer for booking the date that is not refundable unless I happen to book a new wedding for that same day.

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WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2020WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2021